Associate, Climate ACT

Apollo Global Management

London, UK
Posted on February 5, 2024

Team Overview

Apollo’s Sustainable Investing Platform leverages deep experience across asset classes to deploy capital in the key sectors driving the energy transition and decarbonization. Across asset classes, Apollo targets deploying $50 billion in clean energy and climate investments through 2027 and sees the opportunity to deploy more than $100 billion by 2030. This role sits in the Apollo Clean Transition team (ACT).

Over the last five years, Apollo-managed funds have deployed approximately $30 billion into energy transition, infrastructure and sustainability-related investments supporting companies and projects including offshore and onshore wind, solar, storage, renewable fuels, and electric vehicles, as well as a wide range of technologies to facilitate decarbonization. Apollo has also played an active role in helping finance the transformation of certain traditional energy companies.

The role

This role will work on a broad range of infrastructure and Sustainable Finance-related investment opportunities across the Apollo platform. Apollo’s credit platform is a high growth area within the firm, offering the right candidate the unique opportunity to help leadership grow the Sustainable Finance franchise and craft the go-forward strategy. In addition, the incumbent will play a pivotal role with other Associates, Managing Directors, and Partners in lean deal teams to evaluate investment opportunities across the capital structure for Apollo and its investors.

The Associate will utilize private equity-style underwriting to credit investing, with a focus on industry verticals like, energy transition, industrial decarbonization, renewables, and infrastructure. Responsibilities include, preparation of evaluation materials, financial modeling and analysis, company, and industry research, maintaining pipelines, drafting marketing materials and portfolio management.  In addition to new investments, this role will involve the management of existing investments, including analysis with regard to performance, liquidity, financing, M&A and exit alternatives.  The Associate will have the opportunity to invest on behalf of a new high-profile initiative aimed at supporting companies and projects driving energy transition. The role involves significant cross platform coordination.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Financial analysis and modelling of strategic investments across the capital structure – drive due diligence, credit analysis, ratings agency interaction, legal negotiations, valuation and monitoring
  • Lead drafting of internal memos, screens, models, and communications
  • Manage the due diligence process including all business, financial, legal, and technical due diligence
  • Work closely with existing investments, evaluating platform and add-on acquisitions

Qualifications & Experience

Relevant work experience within Infrastructure and prior Investment Banking experience with:

  • Keen interest in being a leading constituent in the broader energy transition and industrial decarbonization
  • Experience in transactions in the energy transition, renewables and / or broad infrastructure finance space preferred
  • Experience in deal execution including managing due diligence process and working closely with intermediaries through closing process
  • Demonstrated excellent judgment and decision making when executing a transaction, monitoring an investment, and in interactions with management and external parties
  • Demonstrated ability to think about the long-term strategy of our overall business as well as the opportunities and risks investments face; anticipates the long-term impact when evaluating possible next steps
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent working knowledge Microsoft office applications– Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc
  • Personal motivation with demonstrated success working within a team; strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree with an exceptional record of academic achievement

About Apollo

Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. In our asset management business, we seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three investing strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, our investing expertise across our fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of our clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, our retirement services business, we specialize in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Our patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees, and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes.

Come to Apollo and join a community of extraordinary people who are committed to a culture of excellence and collaboration in everything that we do. We invest in our people for the long term and are committed to supporting their development at every stage of their career.

Apollo provides equal employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, veteran status, sex or sexual orientation, or any other criterion or circumstance protected by applicable law, ordinance, or regulation. The above criteria are intended to be used as a guide only – candidates who do not meet all the above criteria may still be considered if they are deemed to have relevant experience/ equivalent levels of skill or knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the roe. Roles are conditional upon and subject to satisfactory reference and background screening checks, as well as all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals or certifications as required from time to time.

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